New Pearl Harbour: Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost Too--Expanded Version View larger

Pearl Harbour: Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost Too--Expanded Version

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Track List CD:

  1. ALONE IN THE DARK
  2. FUJIYAMA MAMA
  3. EVERYBODY’S BORING BUT MY BABY
  4. YOU’RE IN TROUBLE AGAIN
  5. DO YOUR HOMEWORK
  6. COWBOYS & INDIANS
  7. LOSING TO YOU
  8. FILIPINO BABY
  9. LET’S GO UPSTAIRS
  10. ROUGH KIDS
  11. OUT WITH THE GIRLS
  12. HEAVEN IS GONNA BE EMPTY
  13. AT THE DENTIST
  14. NERVES
  15. YOU GOT ME ALL WRONG
  16. VOODOO VOODOO
  17. YOU DON’T FOOL ME
  18. WHAT I SHOULD HAVE SAID
  19. I CAN’T TELL YOU ON THE PHONE

Track List LP:

  1. ALONE IN THE DARK
  2. FUJIYAMA MAMA
  3. EVERYBODY’S BORING BUT MY BABY
  4. YOU’RE IN TROUBLE AGAIN
  5. DO YOUR HOMEWORK
  6. COWBOYS & INDIANS
  7. LOSING TO YOU
  8. FILIPINO BABY
  9. LET’S GO UPSTAIRS
  10. ROUGH KIDS
  11. OUT WITH THE GIRLS
  12. HEAVEN IS GONNA BE EMPTY
  13. AT THE DENTIST 
  14. NERVES (B-SIDE)
  15. YOU GOT ME ALL WRONG (B-SIDE)
  16. VOODOO VOODOO (UK SINGLE)
  17. YOU DON’T FOOL ME (UK B-SIDE)

Patricia Gilbert began her career in San Francisco’s burgeoning music scene in the 1970s, dancing on stage with the Tubes in 1976 before becoming part of another local act, Leila and the Snakes. In 1978, she adopted the stage name “Pearl Harbor” and formed Pearl Harbor and the Explosions alongside two of the Snakes. They recorded a well-received, self-titled debut album for Warner Bros. Records and toured extensively. When it came time to record a second LP, the band split due to disagreements over musical direction. At the time, Pearl was dating Clash associate and sometime manager Kosmo Vinyl and the couple relocated to London. Pearl decided she wanted to go in a rockabilly direction for Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost Too, and Kosmo went about assembling an all-star studio band which included Paul Simonon, Topper Headon, and Mick Jones from the Clash; Wilko Johnson from Dr. Feelgood and Ian Dury & the Blockheads; Nigel Dixon from Whirlwind; Steve New from the Rich Kids; and Steve Goulding from Graham Parker & the Rumour. Produced by Blockheads keyboardist Mickey Gallagher, the LP also features contributions from pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole, keyboardist Geraint Watkins, and saxophonist Gary Barnacle. Since Pearl was now living in the UK, Warners’ London office insisted she update her name to the British spelling of “Harbour.” Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost Too was released in December 1980, and despite being a crackling blend of rockabilly, country, rock ‘n’ roll, and Pearl’s own unique star quality, Warner Bros. failed to get behind the album. Within the year, she was touring as a special guest with the Clash, performing Wanda Jackson’s “Fujiyama Mama” as an encore with the band. In May 1982, she married Simonon and the union lasted for seven years.

This new expanded edition of Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost Too includes four bonus tracks on purple grape vinyl and six on the CD. It will be the first time the album has been officially released on CD. Both formats feature new liner notes from Pearl alongside photos and memorabilia from her personal collection. In addition to “Fujiyama Mama,” all formats include Pearl’s interpretations of Billy Cox and Cliff Hobbs’ “Filipino Baby,” Ian Dury’s “Rough Kids,” and LaVern Baker’s “Voodoo Voodoo.”
 

-Wilko Johnson (Dr. Feelgood/Ian Dury & The Blockheads)-rhythm guitar.
-Nigel Dixon (Whirlwind)-rhythm guitar.
-Steve New (Rich Kids) -guitar
-Paul Simonon (The Clash)- bass
-Topper Headon (The Clash)- drums
-Steve Goulding (Graham Parker and The Rumour)-drums, percussion

Some of the special guests that played on this album were:
-Mick Jones (The Clash): lead guitar
-Geraint Watkins (Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds): keyboards
-BJ Cole: pedal steel guitar
-Gary Barnacle: saxophone

The album was produced by Micky Gallagher, the keyboard player with Ian Dury & The Blockheads.